What Causes Warts and Moles and What Can You Do About Them?

Common warts and moles affect a large number of people during their lifetime and are usually harmless. That is from a medical view point they may be harmless. OK so you don’t have a wart on the tip of your nose but still you would like to be wart free. Now you might not be in physical pain, but you’re likely to be very self conscious. Warts can be painful if left untreated for a long time and since they are contagious, treating them quickly can prevent others from getting warts from you. Additionally treating your warts at the first sign may reduce your risk of spreading warts through out your body.

Most moles are also usually harmless and even though they are sometimes considered a symbol of beauty, many people opt to get them removed. There are different types of moles however, some of which may be precancerous. Signs to be aware of are moles that bleed easily, are inconsistent in their color and shape or are larger than the size of a pea. If you’re concerned that your moles fit any of these characteristics your doctor will be the one able to ease your mind after an examination. These symptoms as well as moles that are changing size and color

What are the causes of common warts?

Common warts are caused by a strain of the Human Papillomavirus (HPV), the same virus responsible for genital warts and herpes. Since they are caused by a virus, common warts can be passed on from person to person through direct contact or the use of a common towel. People’s bodies can react to the HPV virus in different ways, and some people might not break out at all while others do.

What causes moles on skin?

Moles are usually caused by the sudden abnormal growth of pigment cells under the skin, darkening the skin on top. This is usually caused by exposure to sunlight, although some people are born with moles. Causes of moles on skin can vary from person to person, but the major concern with moles is that they may develop into a malignant melanoma, a form of fatal skin cancer that can be treated if caught early. This fear often makes people want to remove their moles as soon as possible.

Both warts and moles can be removed using a variety of methods, including laser surgery, cryotherapy, home remedies, electro surgery and cauterization. Surgery can sometimes be quite expensive and so most people resort to using simple home remedies such as duct tape or apple cider vinegar to remove their warts.

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